EL.AS on the incidents at the closed Agios Thomas: “Attacks on police officers, 4 injured”


An announcement in which he refers, among other things, to attacks by fans on police officers that resulted in four injuries, was issued by the Greek policeabout the what happened at the closed of Agios Thomas on Wednesday (15/02).


On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 19.00, the volleyball match between the Panathinaikos-Olympiakos teams was scheduled to take place at the Agios Thomas Amarousi Indoor Stadium.

Around 5:00 p.m., the fans outside the stadium began to arrive, reaching around 2,000 people, most of whom did not have a ticket.

At 17.40 and due to the increased attendance of fans, it was decided to open the stadium doors.

Around 18:15 and while about 500 people had entered the stadium, fans who were outside gates 3 and 6 of the stadium, carried out, together with those inside the stadium, simultaneous attacks towards the stationary police forces by throwing stones, bottles and kegs.

As a result of the above attacks, 4 police officers were injured, namely, two with blows to the head from a stone, one to the shoulder from a stone and one to the face and a dislocated shoulder. They also caused damage to common areas of the stadium.

From the forces restoring order, which were taking measures on the field, the use of the necessary means was carried out outside the field, aiming to release the static forces and to de-escalate the situation and prevent new attacks.

It is noted that the match in question took place at the specific stadium at the initiative of the home team, although the Greek Police had requested that it be held at O.A.K.A., due to the small capacity of the aforementioned stadium and the expected large attendance of fans , while at the same time 17.45 was set as the time for the doors to open and the fans to enter, although the home team had suggested 18.00.

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